Venture Capitalists talk about why the three areas are booming in enterprise technology.
Business opportunities abound for solution providers as end users try to figure out which workloads to migrate to the cloud while at the same time addressing all of theirWhite, a solution provider and philanthropist revered by friends and colleagues for his generosity and good nature, passed away this week.For the week ending April 10, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.Shipping 13.4 million units in the quarter, Lenovo continued to capitalize on its aggressive growth strategy outside of Asia.Channel chiefs from five leading vendors addressed everything from solution provider entrepreneurs leaving legacy firms to form cloud startups, the windfall from AWS' add-on security service and the push by partners to expand beyond their core competency.Illinois-based MSPs were on their guard during Thursday's disastrous tornado. While thankful their clients were not severely impacted, they're confident they have proper backup systems in place for when they're needed.For the week ending April 10, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.In other top stories, Barracuda Networks has revamped its partner program. Also, the CRN Channel Madness Champion is crowned.January update isn't as 'automatic' as it could be, according to some critics.
Making it happen in the channel is about relationships. It's earned through hard work, a lot of airport food and time away from home.New Dell COO Rory Read is tasked with supercharging Dell's go-to-market efforts, both direct and through the channel.The inaugural CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs is a wrap. Here's a look at the top tournament's top vote-getters, a small consolation prize for those chiefs who were sent packing despite strong performances.In the final showdown of CRN Channel Madness, Sophos's Mike Valentine vs. Verizon's Adam Famularo, it was Valentine who emerged victorious and claims the title.Kevin Murai discusses how partners will benefit from HP's Aruba Networks purchase, why telcos look to leverage distribution and what vendor consolidation of distribution partners means.Changes aimed at the small- and medium-size-business market bring Dell closer to becoming a one-stop shop for smaller customers, partners say.Voting is underway as Verizon's Adam Famularo squares off against Sophos' Mike Valentine in the Channel Madness Championship. Let's at a look at the contenders for the channel crown.The appointment of Aymar de Lencquesaing, who had been president of EMEA and SVP of the Lenovo Group, comes barely a week after new president Gianfranco Lanci started work.X5 Solutions' new CEO Greg Forrest talks to IT Best of Breed about how he will evolved the Seattle-based telecom carrier into a more service-focused company.Via itbestofbreed.comWith the CRN Channel Madness tournament championship on the line, Sophos's Mike Valentine has some work to do if he hopes to overtake Verizon's Adam Famularo.